NFIB: Temporary Delay is No Fix
Small Businesses Brace for
Future Delays & Cost
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5, 2014 — National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Director of Federal Public Policy Amanda Austin made the following statement in response to the announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) of another delay to Obamacare minimum coverage requirements for some individuals and small businesses:
“For small business owners, yet another delay is bitter sweet,” said Austin. “On one hand it may mean that they can keep their coverage for another two or three years and avoid a massive rate increase. On the other hand, the delay is temporary and doesn’t address the underlying problems associated with Obamacare. Ultimately, it’s hard to plan when rules keep changing in the middle of the game.”
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 to give small-business owners a voice in public policy-making, NFIB’s policy positions are set by its 350,000 business-owner members, who send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through NFIB’s unique member-only ballot. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.